If the applicant does not provide the translation in time, the right of priority is lost and the applicant is informed accordingly. This has the effect that the intermediate document(s) which resulted in the validity of the priority claimed becoming relevant for the assessment of patentability will belong to the prior art under Article 54(2) or Article 54(3) EPC, as applicable.
Art. 54(2)(3) EPC
OJ 2013, 150
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